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by Charles Nicol
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Silver-washed Fritillary
Topic: Silver-washed Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 154

Re: Silver-washed Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017

these were near Pomas, Aude, France in August


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by Charles Nicol
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Butterflies of Var, Southern France
Replies: 291
Views: 13500

Re: Butterflies of Var, Southern France

Merci pour le petit film Roger !

It reminded my of happy times chasing papillons across the South of France :D
by Charles Nicol
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Marseilles and South of France 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Marseilles and South of France 2018

Nature is an unstoppable force !
Great to see things are heading in the right direction.

8)
by Charles Nicol
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Purple Emperor
Topic: Purple Emperor – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Purple Emperor – Favourite Photo of 2017

hehe never mind ! thanks for the info Guy :?
by Charles Nicol
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Purple Emperor
Topic: Purple Emperor – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Purple Emperor – Favourite Photo of 2017

36061154613_2f639d69e0_o.jpg although not a fabulous photo this captures one of my favourite butterfly moments during my trip to the south of France in August 2017. i was walking from Pomas towards Leuc along the Aude valley when my eye was caught by a neon flash 20 feet up in a tree. the woods wer...
by Charles Nicol
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Tuscany; Butterfly sites near Sienna ??
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Tuscany; Butterfly sites near Sienna ??

Naturetrek go to Tuscany

this tells you about some of the lovely places to see butterflies etc:

https://www.naturetrek.co.uk/itins/ITA0 ... ng1113.pdf
by Charles Nicol
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: December 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: December 2017

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this Small Tortoiseshell was in the kitchen in Peterborough where Christmas lunch was being prepared !! it was quite lively.
by Charles Nicol
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Greetings 2017 !!
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Christmas Greetings 2017 !!

Chris Jackson wrote:Merry Christmas to everyone on UK Butterflies.
I feel that Spring is just around the corner :D
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Chris


Merci Chris !! Joyeux Noël
by Charles Nicol
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Greetings 2017 !!
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Christmas Greetings 2017 !!

David M wrote:Wish I had the artistic bent that the rest of you have! All the best from me as well, and here's wishing everyone on UKB a great festive period and a successful & enjoyable 2018!


thanks David !! you have a great one too.

:D
by Charles Nicol
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 37
Views: 2151

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

Well done to all the competitors !

Maybe there could be a category of "camera cost under £100" to encourage the less affluent snappers among us :wink:
by Charles Nicol
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Greetings 2017 !!
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Christmas Greetings 2017 !!

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by Charles Nicol
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Marseilles South of France 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 5324

Re: Marseilles South of France 2017

Glad you are enjoying your new camera ! Looking forward to more Continental pics 8)
by Charles Nicol
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Chalkhill Blue
Topic: Chalkhill Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Chalkhill Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

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this was near Preixan in the Aude Département France

August 2017

apart from the blade of grass this is very pleasing :roll:
by Charles Nicol
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 2326

Re: October 2017

Was tempted out by warm ( but breezy ) weather... walked all the way round Grafham Water. In spots sheltered from the breeze there were some fine Red Admirals and a few Commas on the brambles.

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by Charles Nicol
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday to Spain 2017 Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Holiday to Spain 2017 Part 2

I get the impression from reading others experiences in this part of the world, that getting a sighting and a photo is relatively easy. Perhaps it was just a matter of the time spent looking or perhaps it wasn't the best time of year :? Phil i am used to the French Pashas... they do not mind being ...
by Charles Nicol
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday to Spain 2017 Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Holiday to Spain 2017 Part 2

i enjoyed reading about your hols Phil. sorry that you did not get a Pasha photo :cry:
by Charles Nicol
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Marseilles South of France 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 5324

Re: Marseilles South of France 2017

Still quite a few interesting species flying by you, Chris, although many look to be at the latter end of their lives. :( Well done with the Woodland Grayling upperside shot. I've been trying for a few years for this but have not yet been successful (yet I have managed Great Banded Grayling on occa...
by Charles Nicol
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Marseilles South of France 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 5324

Re: Marseilles South of France 2017

Lovely images Chris !

The vaselina was especially belle. I enjoyed my French expedition this year despite its brevity.

Charles

8)
by Charles Nicol
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: French Butterflies
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: French Butterflies

Depends on what you mean by 'unusual', Charles. Two Tailed Pashas are highly unusual to me, but Marbled Skippers are commonplace! :) hehehe you are clearly very Pash-ionate about certain species David :lol: i have just uploaded the final set of pics to flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/4113189@...
by Charles Nicol
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Aude Hols 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Aude Hols 2017

Must say there look to be some good deals on the food front round those parts, Charles. Well done with the Pashas. One day I'll get to see them! i am reliably informed that the Truckstop at Rouffiac offers tremendous value at lunchtime; the 14 euro menu includes a whole bottle of local wine ! https...

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